Technology-Ophthalmology

Phaco sleeve boosts flow, followabilityA new silicone phacoemulsification sleeve (Ridged Sleeve, ASICO) designed with a variety of novel features is enabling safe and efficient microcoaxial cataract surgery, said Takayuki Akahoshi, MD.
How adaptive optics will change retinal imaging
How adaptive optics will change retinal imagingAdaptive optics could allow clinicians to monitor the progression of retinal diseases cell-by-cell, according to Jacque Duncan, MD.
WFG diagnostic capabilities take entire optical system into accountAdvancements in wavefront-guided technology include improved resolution that provides not only better spot quality but also the ability to scan highly aberrated eyes that often did not produce treatable images using earlier technology, according to Edward E. Manche, MD.
Multifunctional OCT system approval simplifies imagingA newly approved system (3D OCT-1 Maestro, Topcon) combines a high-resolution, color, non-mydriatric retinal camera with the latest spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology, and stands out for its versatility as well as its quality and ease of use.
Portable imaging system captures quality images
Portable imaging system captures quality imagesNew technology has been paired with the time-tested technique of direct ophthalmoscopy to create a portable, retinal imaging system (D-Eye, D-Eye S.r.l.) that utilizes a small optical device magnetically attached to a smartphone
Updated hand-held tonometer enhances clinical experienceA newly released hand-held tonometer model (Icare ic100, Icare U.S.A.) features several design upgrades while retaining the rebound technology for measuring IOP that was at the core of the earlier model.
Novel neurostimulator device uses nasal cavities to stimulate tearsChronic dry eye disease (DED) affects more than 25 million people and to date the only pharmacologic therapies are topical or involve punctal plugs. Results from two studies wth a neurostimulator indicate there may be a new pathway to upregulate the body’s tear system.
Handheld polarizing filter augments corneal imaging with simple approachUse of a handheld circular polarizing filter to intercept afferent and efferent light from a slit lamp or operating microscope highlights corneal structures that are otherwise invisible or barely seen.
Expanded line of 27-gauge instruments advantageous
Expanded line of 27-gauge instruments advantageousThe portfolio of retinal instruments continues to expand with a growing line of tools offering surgeons improved work efficiency while promoting better surgical outcomes with 27-gauge instruments.
Integrating computer-assisted toric IOL implantation
Integrating computer-assisted toric IOL implantationSince making the switch to a markerless toric alignment system, Bryan S. Lee, MD, JD, explains how the technology has eliminated ink marking from his surgical regimen.